- Summer renovation program
- Greater control over demand levels
- Web-based interface enables remote log in.
- Complete integration of 20 fume hoods
University of Massachusetts Lowell, helping the institution improve its operational efficiency in multiple buildings through the use of control strategies to relax set points based on demand levels. In one of its more ambitious projects, the team oversaw significant improvements to the 18-story Fox Hall, a story Fox Hall, a student residence hall.
ALC-MA was commissioned to implement processes to achieve more ideal comfort settings for occupants while also taking steps to rein in rising heating and cooling costs. The team installed terminal units on the 4th and 5th floor student levels and in 2nd and 3rd floor common areas. By upgrading to ALC controls, the team was able to tie into a web-based interface, which allows the client to manipulate set points for energy savings and make adjustments according to when students occupy the building, are on break or between semesters. Our experts can log-in remotely, keeping a close eye on each section of the student levels where demand is particularly high. In addition, the team is controlling the air handlers, boilers, chillers and domestic hot water for energy efficiency.
Completed on an aggressive summer schedule, the team worked hard to ensure renovations were completed before students arrived for the start of the fall semester. In addition, facilities staff from UMass Lowell has also attended classes held at ALC-MA’s training center to better understand the technology at their fingertips and how to leverage it to achieve maximum sustainability.
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